Karen van Vuuren
Karen van Vuuren is a former broadcast and print journalist who is co-founder of Colorado’s first holistic, natural funeral home – The Natural Funeral (thenaturalfuneral.com) serving the Boulder-Denver metro area and beyond. Twenty years ago, Karen founded a non-profit, Natural Transitions to educate about and support families with natural death care. She has edited the organization’s biannual magazine, led regular natural death care workshops, and national death care related events on green burial and home funerals, cofounding The National Home Funeral Alliance. Karen is also a documentary-maker whose award-winning hospice films are Dying Wish (dyingwishmedia.com) about a dying doctor’s decision to stop eating and drinking) and Go In Peace (goinpeacefilm.org) about supporting caregivers working with terminally ill veterans with PTSD.